Hidden wounds take the longest to heal. Of course, we know this. It’s why we founded Leashes of Valor nearly six years ago. But knowing a thing—being certain of it—cannot prepare you for losing a friend to the unseen wounds of war we talk so... Read More
Axel helped change how policymakers and the public view psychiatric service dogs for military veterans
Fredericksburg, Va. — K9 Axel, a German shepherd who traveled the country alongside retired Marine Corps Capt. Jason Haag educating... Read More
Ryder Cup-style tournament set for Oct. 10-11 at The Federal Club
Glen Allen, Virginia — When Chris Landeros, an Army infantryman, took up golf in 2007, he couldn’t have imagined it would one day save his life. But that’s what happened a... Read More
In the beginning, there were the first responders.
Before the U.S. bombing campaign against the Taliban, before American troops put boots on the ground in Afghanistan, they were there, racing toward mammoth buildings besieged by burning jet... Read More
'His memory continues to live on'
Police therapy dog named in memory of war hero Bennie Adkins of Opelika
By Lauren Johnson, Opelika Auburn News
Memorial Day is a time to remember heroes. Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins fit that description, and... Read More
4 veterans receive service dogs, train for 10 days
Patriot Point, Md. — Leashes of Valor, a national nonprofit that provides service dogs at no cost to veterans with PTSD and other “unseen” injuries related to their military service, will... Read More
Two K-9 officers join York police
WGLA Channel 8
YORK COUNTY, Pa. — York police on Monday added two K-9 officers to the force. Bennie and Victory were sworn in with their handlers and will serve as law enforcement therapy dogs.
Victory and... Read More
Leashes of Valor CEO Jason Haag sits down with Hunter Brooks of the Green Top Hunting & Fishing podcast where he shares his journey from wounded Marine to founder of a nonprofit providing service dogs at no cost to fellow veterans. He also... Read More
Some dogs are born to heal. We knew soon after meeting Victory that she was one of them. At just a few months old, the doe-eyed Labrador already showed qualities we look for in a service dog. She was gentle and smart and perceptive, and these traits... Read More
Leashes of Valor, Dogs of War
Caroline County K-9 service organization is saving veterans’ lives
By Gregg MacDonald, Staff Writer, Cooperative Living
“Twenty-eight-year-old Marine Corps veteran Jason Searls is having a full-fledged panic... Read More
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